Janet started her career in social research before discovering her inquisitive nature was a great fit with HR and Organisational Development. Her love of using information to spot trends and unpack what’s going on ‘behind the scenes’ has been put to good use in her leadership roles across the public, not for profit, and private sectors in Australia and the UK.
Janet’s interest in workplace wellbeing began in 2010 when a diagnosis of cancer reinforced the important role that employers have in supporting employees undergoing personal challenges. A few years later, Janet was asked to join the inaugural team tasked with establishing the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre in South Australia. Her research background stood her in good stead for designing tools and methodologies to evaluate wellbeing and resilience interventions in workplaces, community and education settings.
Much of her current work focuses on organisations wanting to achieve lasting cultural and transformational change – supporting leaders, teams and individuals to implement and embed the culture and environment that create thriving organisations. Janet lives in South West London where she enjoys exploring London’s open spaces and singing in her local choir.
Andrew, the founder of Mindful Edge, is a skilled facilitator and intuitive coach with a comprehensive knowledge of positive psychology and coaching. He draws on over twenty years of experience in youth and community organisations, including leadership, professional development, coaching and mentoring.
Andrew has an in-depth understanding of the tools required to bring about change for individuals, teams and organisations, and has spoken at national conferences in the UK and Australia. He is currently studying a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, researching sustainable positive change through the effective application of professional development.
Carla Ford is a co-director of Mindful Edge and a lecturer in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. She has twenty years experience of working in and with the education sector, designing and delivering tailor-made curriculum and training programs, both here and in the UK.
A qualified teacher with ten years classroom experience, Carla was an integral part of the SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre, an initiative for State-wide wellbeing.
Carla holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne and an honours degree in Theology. Her love of travel has taken her to more than 40 countries and led to her love affair with Australia. She now holds two passports and refuses to say who she barracks for in the cricket